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Hamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo,Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton, left, talks to manager Mike Scioscia during spring training baseball practice in Tempe, Ariz. Reports that troubled Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton might be traded to the Texas Rangers dominated the chatter before the game between the teams Friday night April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway into his big free-agent deal. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL West rival Texas with cash on Monday for a player to be named or cash. Hamilton was the 2010 AL MVP and an All-Star each of his five seasons with Texas (2008-12). ''Over the course of the last few weeks, it became clear that Josh wanted to return to Texas,'' Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement.

Redskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III (Yahoo Sports)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III smiles on the sideline after the Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 in an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Despite Robert Griffin III's history of injuries and moves in and out of the lineup, the Washington Redskins plan to exercise the quarterback's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season. New general manager Scot McCloughan opened his pre-draft news conference Monday by saying the Redskins will inform the NFL ahead of the deadline that they will pick up their option for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, which is worth about $16 million. He's got good tape out there,'' McCloughan said. ''Everyone knows what he did in (2012).'' After being taken by Washington with the No. 2 overall pick in that year's draft - thanks to a trade with the St. Louis Rams - the Heisman Trophy winner threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 815 yards and another seven scores, helping win the NFC East.

Cavaliers move on, maybe without Love and Smith (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after an injury against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter in Game Four during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Cavaliers are bruised, not beaten or broken. Cleveland completed a four-game sweep in Boston on Sunday, dispatching the scrappy Celtics 101-93 in a Game 4 that at times looked more MMA than NBA. ''There's a lot of things up in the air with our team right now,'' said LeBron James, who has never lost a first round matchup in 10 trips to the playoffs. ''No excuses.'' Love dislocated his left shoulder in the first quarter, hurting it when he got tangled while chasing a loose ball with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, who clamped down on Love's arm and pulled so hard it popped out of the shoulder joint.

Royals' Edinson Volquez drops appeal, starts 5-game ban (Yahoo Sports)

Kansas City Royals starter Edinson Volquez throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week.

Grizzlies G Mike Conley has facial surgery (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 25: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies is helped off the court after being injured during the third quarter in Game Three of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2015 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on April 25, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had facial surgery on Monday in Memphis after he was injured during Game 3 of the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Conley was inadvertently elbowed in the face by Portland's CJ McCollum on Saturday night. He was briefly hospitalized before returning to Memphis on Sunday. The Grizzlies hold a 3-0 lead in the series.

Packers will retire Favre's jersey on Thanksgiving (Yahoo Sports)

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, now an assistant football coach at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss., speaks about the transition from player to coach during the first day of official practice for the fall high school football season, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers will give thanks to Brett Favre during their Thanksgiving night game.

Crawford to start for Blackhawks against Wild (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, right, blocks a shot by Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad (28) during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said goalie Corey Crawford will start Game 1 of the team's second-round series against the Minnesota Wild.

Vegas sets up 'concentric' security for upcoming megafight (Yahoo Sports)

Tim Jeffery, vice president of security at the MGM Grand hotel and casino, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. The news conference was to address security issues for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- State and local officials in Las Vegas are talking about ''concentric circles'' of security around the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight.

Kansas QB Cummings needs knee surgery after spring game (Yahoo Sports)

Blue Team quarterback Michael Cummings (14) is taken out at the knees by White Team safety Michael Glatczak (39) on a quarterback run during Kansas University's NCAA college spring football game on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Lawrence, Kansas. Cummings was injured on the play and left the game. (Nick Krug/The Lawrence Journal-World via AP)

Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings will have surgery on his left knee, which he injured over the weekend during the annual spring football game. Coach David Beaty said Cummings, a senior, will get back on the field ''as quickly as possible'' but did not provide a specific timeline.

2-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch now a student aide (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan head coach John Beilein congratulates guard Austin Hatch after he made a free throw basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game against Wayne State at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Michigan won 86-43. Hatch is a two-time airplane crash survivor who lost all of his immediate family members. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Austin Hatch, who survived two deadly airplane crashes and went on to suit up for Michigan, is giving up playing basketball. Michigan coach John Beilein announced Monday the Big Ten approved a medical exemption waiver that will allow Hatch keep his scholarship and serve as an undergraduate student assistant. ''It was a goal of mine to return to the game that I love so much and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to play for Michigan. After all that I have been through, it was a dream come true for me to put on a Michigan jersey and get into a game at Crisler Center.'' Hatch spent eight weeks in a coma with a brain injury after a 2011 crash that killed his father and stepmother.